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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:29 PM

As it seems former R4 attendee Rick Davis has gone (back?) to R/C racing, his good friend Bob Appelle has for the last couple of years brought a boxful of Rick's scratchbuilt chassis to pass on to new owners at very attractive prices. Here's a couple of shots of the 'inventory' from this years R4.

 

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And here's a few close-up shots of a couple of chassis Bob brought last year that seriously impressed me with Rick's wire-bending and soldering skills. Nothing particularly spectacular about the chassis designs themselves, but the wire bending work is indeed spectacular.

 

The first chassis, which seems to use .032" wire for the eleven mail rails.

 

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This scond chassis has thirteen rails of .025"! 

 

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Rick sure isn't the only bulder who can do work at this level, but he's one of a very small group of people with such skiils IMO.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 01:33 PM

Craftsmanship of the highest order. Always has been.



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:08 PM

Rick,

Have you got any of your 1970 chassis for sale or even just to post a photo here for your fans.

I just got to see race reports of you, if you're the one and only Rick Davis of that era?
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:59 AM

He is the one and only Rick Davis of "that era."

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:02 PM

Bruce,

Rick doesn't come to Slotblog very often any more, as he is actively racing R/C now, just like it says in my initial post.

You might PM Bob Appelle (that's his display name here) to see if he has anything for you.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:38 PM

Rick, besides being one of the top slot racers of his era, has been a championship winning R/C racer since R/C started. Plus a great guy!!!


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:51 PM

Hey, next he'll be back to 1/1 again.

Hey, remember when many of you guys abandoned slots for R/C... Emott, Morrissey, etc.,etc. how can you compare it to slots; I can't.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:08 PM

$$$.


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